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Gastric Band

Is the Gastric Band procedure right for you?

Gastric Band Surgery is a bariatric weight loss surgery in which an adjustable band (Lap-Band™) is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a "pouch" for food. The band limits the amount of food, allowing patients to feel full, while eating less. Over time, the band can be adjusted for more or less food to be consumed, as required by the patient.

Start Yourself Over has expert bariatric surgeons who specialize in the Lap-Band™ procedure, using ground breaking techniques like "single incision", providing less pain, less scaring and less risk. Please call 214-989-6633 so we can discuss your weight loss goals and needs.


Laparoscopic banding is the only procedure available in the U. S. that is adjustable and completely reversible.

Since there is no cutting, stapling or intestinal rerouting involved, this surgery is considered the least traumatic of all weight loss surgeries. The laparoscopic approach to surgery generally means less post-operative pain and quicker recovery. Like a wrist-watch, the Lap-Band is fastened around the stomach. As a result, you experience an earlier sensation of "fullness" and are satisfied with smaller amounts of food.

Because the Lap-Band™ is adjustable, it can work with your individual needs. For example, pregnant patients can have fluid removed from their band to allow for adequate nutrition, and patients who aren't experiencing significant weight loss can have their bands tightened.

Lap-Band™ Surgery Facts: Technically lower risk. On average 36%-40% excess weight loss at one year. Average of 60%-65% excess weight loss at 3-5 years. Reversible.

What you need to know about Lap-Band™: As of February 2011, the Lap-Band™ system is now the first and only FDA-approved device for bariatric surgery in patients with a BMI of 30-35 and one or more obesity related co-morbid conditions.

Please take the time to fill out the BMI calculator and if you have a BMI of 30 or greater and have one or more of the following conditions, please contact Start Yourself Over to discuss your treatment options, including Gastric Band Surgery.

  • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes remission in 76.8% and significantly improved in 86% of patients.
  • Hypertension
    • Hypertension eliminated in 61.7% and significantly improved in 78.5% of patients.
  • High Cholesterol
    • High cholesterol reduced in more than 70% of patients.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep apnea was eliminated 85.7% of patients.


Contact Start Yourself Over today and discuss the gastric band procedure.

Gastric Band Surgery Benefits Include:

  • Least Invasive Weight Loss Surgery
  • No part of stomach is removed
  • Intestines are not re-routed
  • Totally reversible
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Smaller scars (1 - 5 small cuts)
  • Less pain than open surger
  • Simple and relatively safe
  • Major complication rate is low
  • Decreased hunger
Start Yourself Over's expert Bariatric surgeons care about you, your health, and providing results. To see if you would be a candidate for Gastric Band Surgery please call 214-989-6633.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Todd McCarty, M.D.Dr. Todd McCarty, M.D.
Dr. McCarty is a Board Certified general surgeon who has practiced in the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 1998. He is a Colorado native and moved to Texas to attend UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1986. He completed his general surgery training at Baylor ... Read more about Dr. Todd McCarty, M.D.
Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.
Dr. Gregory Barnes developed an obesity surgery program that uses a comprehensive approach to helping you lose weight and live healthier. In addition to offering effective surgical weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, adj ... Read more about Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.


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